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Archive for January 2011

Observations on Obama’s speech at the Tucson memorial service

Praise has been heaped on President Obama for his speech at the Tucson memorial service last Wednesday, from both the right (“terrific” according to John McCain) and the left (“magic” wrote Gail Collins). If you missed it, you can watch the video here, or read the text here. For the most part, Obama’s speech was a […]

This week’s articles of note

“Why Chinese mothers are superior,” Wall Street Journal, by Amy Chua “Social animal: how the new sciences of human nature can help make sense of a life,” The New Yorker, by David Brooks “Got dough?: public school reform in the age of venture philanthropy,” Dissent, by Joanne Barkan  “Population 7 billion,” National Geographic, by Robert Kunzig “The political power […]

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